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Exclusive: Director Simon Rumley talks Once Upon A Time In London

24 April 2017 7:09 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Now shooting on location in London is the Simon Rumley-directed Once Upon A Time In London, a period crime movie focussing on the story of Jack ‘Spot’ Comer, Billy Hill and their respective battles to become King of London’s Underworld. The film boasts an impressive British cast, including Leo Gregory, Terry Stone, Holly Earl, Dominic Keating, Geoff Bell, Jamie Foreman, Doug Allen, Andy Beckwith, Roland Manookian, Justin Salinger, Kate Braithwaite and Laura Carter.

We caught up with Simon for a chat about the highly anticipated film.

Q: Simon, thanks for taking the time to talk with us. Can you give us a little idea about the story behind Once Upon A Time In London and what we can expect to see come the end of the year?

Simon: It’s the true life story of two London based gangsters; Billy Hill and Jack Spot Comer. Set before and after the Second World War, »

- Paul Heath

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Take a first look at the in-production British film ‘Once Upon A Time In London’

13 April 2017 8:34 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The very first images from the in-production Once Upon A Time In London have hit the web. The British gangster saga is now shooting in and around London, England and boasts an impressive cast that includes Leo Gregory, Terry Stone, Holly Earl, Dominic Keating, Geoff Bell, Jamie Foreman, Doug Allen, Andy Beckwith, Roland Manookian, Justin Salinger, Kate Braithwaite and Laura Carter.

The film will tell the story of notorious criminals Billy Hill (Gregory) and Jack Comer (Stone), who were active in London’s organised crime scene from the 1920s to the 1950s.

Simon Rumley (The Living and the Dead) is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Will Gilbey and Terry Stone.

In a recent interview with Screen Daily at the start of production this past week, Rumley revealed more about the plot:

“The story of Jack ‘Spot’ Comer, Billy Hill and their respective battles to become King of London »

- Paul Heath

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Simon Rumley to helm gangster thriller ‘Once Upon a Time in London’

4 April 2017 5:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Simon Rumley (director of Red, White & Blue, Fashionista & Crowhurst) has begun a six week shoot on the brutal gangster thriller Once Upon a Time in London – for Gateway Films – which dramatises the violent reign of two of London’s most notorious gangsters, Billy Hill (Leo Gregory) and Jack ‘Spot’ Comer (Terry Stone), charting the legendary rise and fall of a nationwide criminal empire that lasted until the mid-fifties and which paved the way for the notorious Kray Twins and The Richardsons.

Director and co-writer Simon Rumley commented:

Having spent the last decade or so writing and directing thematically disparate but collectively extreme dramas, it makes absolute sense for me to progress to the gangster genre where love, lust, greed, paranoia, betrayal and violence are every day occurrences. The story of Jack Spot Comer, Billy Hill and their respective battles to become King of London’s Underworld has remained one of Britain’s most dynamic, »

- Phil Wheat

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Gangster drama 'Once Upon A Time In London' kicks off UK shoot

3 April 2017 6:31 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Simon Rumley directs story of notorious criminals Billy Hill and Jack ‘Spot’ Comer.

Once Upon A Time In London, a British gangster drama from director Simon Rumley (The ABCs Of Death), has begun a six-week shoot in the English capital.

The film will tell the story of notorious criminals Billy Hill (played by Leo Gregory, pictured) and Jack Comer (Terry Stone), who were active in London’s organised crime scene from the 1920s to the 1950s.

An eclectic cast has been lined up for the feature, including Holly Earl, Dominic Keating, Geoff Bell, Jamie Foreman, Doug Allen, Andy Beckwith, Roland Manookian, Justin Salinger, Kate Braithwaite and Laura Carter.

Joining them are comedian Simon Munnery, boxers Frank Buglioni, a current British light heavyweight belt holder, Joe Egan, footballer Jamie O’Hara, singers Nadia Forde and Jj Hamblett (from band Union J), and magician Ali Cook.

Gateway Films (Anuvahood, The Messenger) is the lead production outfit on the project »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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